As a leader in your organization, you recognize your employees want to be fulfilled in the workplace and prove themselves successful. It’s what we all want! In fact, engaged and fulfilled associates become the most valuable assets to an organization, making the difference between incremental and off-the-charts performance. Maximizing your talent can help you bridge the gap between your employees’ professional needs and ensuring they reach their full potential.
According to Forbes, “Contrary to what one could assume, employees recognize they must lead in making work more meaningful for themselves – nearly 80% are willing to find their own path to fulfillment.” However, it’s imperative leadership does their part ‘in being allies on employees’ path toward fulfillment. One third of employees named senior leaders as a barrier to them finding fulfillment.” It becomes apparent quite quickly that managers and leaders must make it a strategic priority to develop and retain high-performing and high-potential associates to ensure organizational success.
It’s a two-way street when it comes to employee engagement, fulfillment and satisfaction. Of course, they have to show up ready to work hard and smart. However, it’s up to the organization to provide tools and development opportunities to help associates uncover the knowledge, skills and competencies they can tap into to further themselves in the workplace.
At Crosworks, our Maximize Your Talent program delivers you organizational and talent success by leveraging the untapped power of your workforce. Our ground-breaking, four-step career discovery program offers immersive workshop sessions for individuals and/or teams to guide your colleagues in setting tangible career growth goals, with timelines. During the program, employees learn to better leverage their own unique strengths and challenges and ultimately enhance their performance and engagement. The results are so effective that Lifeline of Ohio soon will host its third program on maximizing talent for its team members.
“AFTER JUST FINISHING THE PROGRAM, WE’RE ALREADY SEEING ASSOCIATES TAKE OWNERSHIP OF THEIR CAREERS BY WORKING TOWARDS LEADERSHIP ROLES AND MOVING TO NEW DEPARTMENTS. IN A FEW MONTHS, WE’LL BRING CROSWORKS BACK SO THAT MORE ASSOCIATES CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE MAXIMIZE YOUR TALENT PROGRAM!”
— Amber Dinopoulos, Director of HR and Organizational Effectiveness, Lifeline of Ohio
How it works
As we initiate the Maximize Your Talent program, we take the time to understand your organizational history, as well as the challenges and opportunities you face today, with an open-mind and supportive approach. One of the very first things we do is a foundational assessment of each employee using the Birkman Method®. This powerful tool not only pinpoints individual strengths, motivations, perceptions and workplace behaviors, it also provides a framework for understanding interpersonal interactions.
The four-step Maximize Your Talent program guides team members through self-reflection, helping them grow by looking inward, and goal setting, establishing measurable goals and timeframes in both the short and long-term. The program continues through the monitoring and adjusting of personal accountability and finishes with a presentation of one’s experience, goals and plans to reinforce ownership and enhance visibility.
Through a dedication to maximizing your talent, your associates will gain access to guidance from expert career strategists, experience a safe, group workshop setting to foster confidence in goal setting, build engagement with colleagues and leaders, develop career targets, identify skill gaps and action plans to acquire them and much more.
Your organization will gain refreshed, energized and committed employees with clear visions of how to contribute, cross-functional accountability from colleagues supporting each other, increased engagement, emerging leaders with organizational goals, and associates motivated to grow in their positions, dig deeper and think bigger.
Discover, grow, learn
If you’re ready to retain your top talent and increase productivity, the Crosworks Maximize Your Talent program will help develop your associates through the thoughtful and meaningful creation of clear plans and tangible outcomes. Reach out today to learn more about welcoming this program into your organizational talent strategy.